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5 Mormon NBA Stars to Kick Off March Madness

5 Mormon NBA Stars to Kick Off March Madness

March Madness begins soon and thousands across the United States are preparing for a month of brackets and basketball. To kick off this fun season, here are five Mormon NBA stars who have left their mark on the game. Mel Hutchins   Born: November 22, 1928 Height: 6 feet 6 inches Position: Power forward/Center Mel Hutchins led Brigham Young University …

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Bryce Harper’s Epic Surprise to Young Baseball Players

Bryce Harper’s Epic Surprise to Young Baseball Players

Bryce Harper, LDS baseball player for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball, was featured by Gatorade in a new video. The video shows Harper surprising a group of young baseball players who thought they were participating in an “epic Bryce Harper Virtual Reality Experience.” They couldn’t believe their eyes when Harper showed upon the field. While Harper is member …

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ESPN Features BYU’s Tanner Mangum, Missionary Service

ESPN Features BYU's Tanner Mangum, Missionary Service

Tanner Mangum returned to Idaho on the first Wednesday of June after spending 22 months as a missionary in the Antofagasta region of Chile. Four days later, he left his parents’ home northwest of Boise on a new mission — to play quarterback at Brigham Young. RELATED: Watch Dreamin, a Tribute to BYU Football You may see these two journeys …

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LDS Soccer Player Declines to Play in Sunday’s World Cup Final

LDS Soccer Player Declines to Play in Sunday's World Cup Final

The Tahitian National Beach Soccer Team advanced to its first-ever FIFA Beach World Cup final Sunday, where the South Pacific nation fell to host Portugal 5-3. Things might have been different if one of the Tahitians’ top strikers had played. But he wasn’t going to find out. Tahiti played without captain Naea Bennett, a 38-year-old member of The Church of …

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